Look who stopped at one of our civic gardens!

Photo by Linda Daly

A Monarch Butterfly is drinking nectar from a Butterfly Weed at the Stony Brook Nature Butterfly Garden. This garden is one of a dozen gardens maintained by the Garden Club of Norfolk.

Did you know?

  • Monarchs are mostly found in North America, Australia, New Zealand.
  • Their adult life span is about 4-6 weeks.
  • Monarchs only lay their eggs on milkweed plants. Butterfly weed is a milkweed.
  • Monarchs are the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration as birds do and the longest insect migration-2,880 miles.
  • The orange of a Monarch Butterfly’s wings is a warning color telling predators that the butterfly will taste bad or could be toxic.
  • Monarchs smell with their antennae. Nectar and water are tasted by the sensory hairs on their legs and feet.
  • Monarch caterpillars have been known to devour a whole milkweed leaf in under five minutes. They eat 200 times their weight in milkweed.

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www.nathab.com · www.farmersalmanac.com · journeynorth.org · www.guinnessworldrecords.com · 
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